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Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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Dick Jarrard 1942 - 2017


Richard Duane “Dick” Jarrard, 75, passed away peacefully Oct. 15 at his home in Wittmann, Ariz.

Dick was born June 14, 1942, in Midwest to his parents, Harold and Katherine (Newton) Jarrard. He graduated from high school in Midwest then attended the University of Wyoming on a rodeo scholarship. Dick married Sharron Ann Sanford on Nov. 26, 1963, in Casper. They were married 54 years and where you saw one, you saw the other.

Dick and Sharron ranched in southeast Wyoming until his retirement in 2009. Cattle and horses were his life’s blood. They owned approximately 1200 Black Angus mother cows and leased to ranchers pasture for upwards of 10,000 grass cattle at the same time. Widely known as an accomplished horse and cattleman, Dick left a lot of hoof prints across the state of Wyoming. He was a mentor for countless young people and friends throughout his life and took pride in “doing it his way.”

Dick is survived by his wife, Sharron; son, Jim; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Lory Merritt; grandchildren, Kade, Cash and Reed Merritt, and Caroline Jarrard; father, Harold Jarrard; siblings, Sonny, Roy and Tommy Jarrard; half-siblings, Tammy, Murph and Billy Dean; and several nephews and nieces and their children.

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